What is a patent?
Why is it important to get a patent?
What are the “claims” of a patent?
What are the requirements to receive a patent?
What are the steps to obtaining a patent?
How long does it take to get a patent?
What does it cost to get a patent?
When is a house like a patent?
What rights does a patent owner have?
What does it mean to “practice one’s invention”?
Does a patent allow an owner to practice the invention?
What is patent infringement?
How do I know if my patent will infringe the rights of other patent owners?
What is meant about the term “freedom to operate”?
Are freedom-to-operate studies always necessary before bringing a product to market?
Describe the Freedom to Operate (FTO) process
How long does the typical FTO process take?
When should freedom to operate (FTO) studies be done?
Meet David Black
Why did you choose to be a patent lawyer?
What is the most rewarding part of your job?
What should one look for when hiring patent counsel?
What pitfalls should clients be wary of when dealing with patent matters?
What do you enjoy doing when you are not prosecuting patents?
What is your experience in patent law?
What is your technical background?
Why do you enjoy being a lawyer?
What makes Schwegman, Lundberg & Woessner’s approach to patent law unique?